CURLOPT_WRITEDATA (3) - Linux Man Pages
CURLOPT_WRITEDATA: custom pointer passed to the write callback
NAMECURLOPT_WRITEDATA - custom pointer passed to the write callback
CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_WRITEDATA, void *pointer);
DESCRIPTIONA data pointer to pass to the write callback. If you use the CURLOPT_WRITEFUNCTION(3) option, this is the pointer you'll get in that callback's 4th argument. If you don't use a write callback, you must make pointer a 'FILE *' (cast to 'void *') as libcurl will pass this to fwrite(3) when writing data.
The internal CURLOPT_WRITEFUNCTION(3) will write the data to the FILE * given with this option, or to stdout if this option hasn't been set.
If you're using libcurl as a win32 DLL, you MUST use the CURLOPT_WRITEFUNCTION(3) if you set this option or you will experience crashes.
DEFAULTBy default, this is a FILE * to stdout.
PROTOCOLSUsed for all protocols.
EXAMPLEA common technique is to use the write callback to store the incoming data into a dynamically growing allocated buffer, and then this CURLOPT_WRITEDATA is used to point to a struct or the buffer to store data in. Like in the getinmemory example: http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/c/getinmemory.html
AVAILABILITYAvailable in all libcurl versions. This option was formerly known as CURLOPT_FILE, the name CURLOPT_WRITEDATA was introduced in 7.9.7.
RETURN VALUEThis will return CURLE_OK.
SEE ALSOCURLOPT_WRITEFUNCTION(3), CURLOPT_READDATA(3),